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The dates have a gold-amber colour and a thin skin, are quite long and the “nucleus” is rather small or may not be present depending on the variety. The pulp fascinates for its sweetness and its juiciness and is soft but firm. In storage it is necessary to ensure that the fruits are kept dry, fresh and protected from light.
Production area and harvesting
The dates of the variety “Deglet nour” grow on real date palms on farmland, Demeter from 1997, in the south of Tunisia. Thanks to the warm air and soil moisture the dates obtain their unique flavour.
The dates are fully ripe, depending on climate, from November to mid-December. We now begin the harvest, which lasts until the end of January, so that the fruits are sweeter and with a longer shelf life.
Once collected, the fruit is cleaned and, to eliminate any remaining insect, it is cut down into cells at -35 ° C for 24 hours. The fresh product thus worked remains available in stock for a whole year.
Date palms can reach a height of 15-20 meters, which makes maintenance and collection difficult. A date farmer must climb every palm about 10 times before completing the harvest. Up to 100 kilos of dates can be collected per palm.
Loose or in 250 g trays, they are packed in cardboard crates.